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post #51 of 57

Looks like a mink. Is that what it was?

 

Mink killed at least $2,000 worth of birds last year here.

NPIP 43-813

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #52 of 57

just checked the trap with the coop cam and looks like I got another one but the hens are safe

post #53 of 57

What camera system are you using for your coop cam?  I have an Amcrest...mine is not that clear, although I'm dealing with transmitting a wifi signal into a metal barn so it was harder to get a signal in there.  I notice it's 11:30 pm on your cam and the picture is really clear and looks clear enough to be daylight.

 

I'm sure the chickens are glad that mink is trapped in the cage.   One less worry for you too.

Just because you caught it in a trap, doesn't make it the killer of your chickens.

 

Poo chart:  https://uconnladybug.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/scatlayout_bottom-worthadam.jpg

Foxes climb:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6YQdi5gbFg and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt8FG9Fblis

Possums eat ticks  http://www.caryinstitute.org/newsroom/opossums-killers-ticks

A Chicken's Life:  https:/...

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Just because you caught it in a trap, doesn't make it the killer of your chickens.

 

Poo chart:  https://uconnladybug.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/scatlayout_bottom-worthadam.jpg

Foxes climb:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6YQdi5gbFg and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt8FG9Fblis

Possums eat ticks  http://www.caryinstitute.org/newsroom/opossums-killers-ticks

A Chicken's Life:  https:/...

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post #54 of 57

Im using a foscam fi9831p connected to a linksys wireless bridge that connects to a linksys router in the house. the cam wireless would not reach the house so i don't use it, also have a led light on overhead and turned the ir lights off. Software is blue iris trial version.

post #55 of 57

I wasn't sure if computer equipment could withstand the cold environment in a barn and since my barn is metal, I wasn't sure if a bridge would even work. My camera comes with a removable antenna so I replaced it with a Yagi high gain antenna and mounted it outside.  I was thinking of adding an antenna to the router too to see if I could get more bars. 

Right now I have it aimed at the entrance to the barn but I need to hang it up higher to get a wider angle.    I haven't seen a thing on my camera though.  Not one possum, not a skunk.  So I wonder what has scared them all off.  I know that something attacked one possum , we found it bleeding in the grass and it died later.  And I found another possum dead beside the barn fence. 


Edited by hayley3 - 12/15/15 at 6:13am

Just because you caught it in a trap, doesn't make it the killer of your chickens.

 

Poo chart:  https://uconnladybug.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/scatlayout_bottom-worthadam.jpg

Foxes climb:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6YQdi5gbFg and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt8FG9Fblis

Possums eat ticks  http://www.caryinstitute.org/newsroom/opossums-killers-ticks

A Chicken's Life:  https:/...

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Just because you caught it in a trap, doesn't make it the killer of your chickens.

 

Poo chart:  https://uconnladybug.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/scatlayout_bottom-worthadam.jpg

Foxes climb:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6YQdi5gbFg and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt8FG9Fblis

Possums eat ticks  http://www.caryinstitute.org/newsroom/opossums-killers-ticks

A Chicken's Life:  https:/...

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post #56 of 57

where did you get your antenna and cable

post #57 of 57

This is the antenna..it's the only one I found with a long cable.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/131432949203?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Just because you caught it in a trap, doesn't make it the killer of your chickens.

 

Poo chart:  https://uconnladybug.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/scatlayout_bottom-worthadam.jpg

Foxes climb:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6YQdi5gbFg and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt8FG9Fblis

Possums eat ticks  http://www.caryinstitute.org/newsroom/opossums-killers-ticks

A Chicken's Life:  https:/...

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Just because you caught it in a trap, doesn't make it the killer of your chickens.

 

Poo chart:  https://uconnladybug.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/scatlayout_bottom-worthadam.jpg

Foxes climb:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6YQdi5gbFg and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt8FG9Fblis

Possums eat ticks  http://www.caryinstitute.org/newsroom/opossums-killers-ticks

A Chicken's Life:  https:/...

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